STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AT WKU
The Student Employment Program at Western Kentucky University provides employment opportunities for students who are in need of part-time employment as they pursue a course of study at the University. The program is also designed to assist University departments in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.
Students must qualify by filing a FAFSA each academic year and meet the requirements for financial aid. Student employment funds do not offset any University charges (tuition and fees, housing, etc.) that a student may incur. Student employees are paid bi-weekly through BankMobile.
All eligible students are encouraged to participate in student employment. Of course, it is important to remember, the students' first priority is to be a student. Employment should help create a well-rounded individual and should not be the primary focus of their educational experience at WKU.
Use the recruiting portal Handshake in order to find information on current and upcoming job vacancies, graduate assistantships, and off-campus positions.
- New WKU Students: Do not create a Handshake account. WKU will automatically create your Handshake account 15 days after you register for classes. After your account has been created, you will then be able to log in to Handshake using your WKU Net ID and Password. If you have any questions about your Handshake account, please send an email to CareerHelp@wku.edu .
- Current WKU Students: Log in to Handshake using your WKU Net ID and Password. You do not need to create a new Handshake account. If you have any questions about your Handshake account, please send an email to CareerHelp@wku.edu .
Learn more about the eligibility requirements for student employment.
Review the steps in the application process for international students and for U.S. citizens.
Download the tax forms that are required for student employment and view the student employment handbook.
WKU partners with BankMobile to streamline payroll disbursement. Your student paycheck will be direct deposited to your preferred payroll preference. Please visit the Office of the Bursar's website to learn more about how to set up or update your payroll preference.
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